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2002-NOV-7: Washington DC: President comments on Islam: President George W Bush delivered a speech at a White House dinner which marked the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. 10 He said in part: "Islam is a religion that brings hope and comfort to more than a billion people around the world.  It has made brothers and sisters of every race.  It has given birth to a rich culture of learning and literature and science....Ramadan is a special time of prayer and fasting, contemplation of God's greatness, and service to those in need.  According to Muslim teachings, this season commemorates the revelation of God's word in the holy Koran to the prophet Muhammad.  Today this word inspires faithful Muslims to lead lives of honesty and  integrity and compassion....No one should be treated unkindly because of the color of their skin or the content of their creed.  No one should be unfairly judged by appearance or ethnic background, or religious faith.  We must uphold these values of progress and pluralism and tolerance....George Washington said that America gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance. 11 This was our policy at our nation's founding; this is our policy today. America rejects all forms of religious intolerance. America grieves with all the victims of religious bigotry. And America opposes all who commit evil in God's name."


2002-NOV-11: World: Everest Peace Project organized: Lance Trumbull has organized and created The Everest Peace Project. This will involve a humanitarian climb of Mt. Everest in the name of Peace, Religious Tolerance-Education and Understanding. 12 Their mission statement is:

The Year 2003 marks the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt. Everest-one of the greatest physical achievements of the twentieth century. On this glorious anniversary, The Everest Peace Project is organizing an expedition to climb Mt. Everest, which will include climbers from every major religious tradition. Although we will celebrate our diversity and our differences, this is an event that will focus on our commonality. We will climb together not as individuals who belong only to this or that nation or religion, but as a team-as brothers and sisters who all share a common home: the earth. This climb will not just be one of physical strength and endurance, but a climb for peace, religious tolerance-education and understanding. The climb will also be a humanitarian endeavor, for we will be raising money for our charity:  The Children's World Education Foundation. It is our goal to show that people from all races and beliefs can come together in a peaceful way and set an example to the world that we can all unite for peace and religious tolerance. There will be no national or religious flags, the symbol which we will wear on our clothing and the flag which we will proudly plant on the top of the summit of Mt. Everest will be that of the earth.

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  1. DayWatch is a daily service of Maranatha Christian Journal. It provides "a daily summary of news headlines with a Christian perspective..." The newsletter is free on request. Their web site is at: http://www.mcjonline.com 
  2. ENI (Ecumenical News International) provides free bulletins and subscriptions to full text articles. Their home page is at: http://www.eni.ch Its postal address is: PO Box 2100, CH - 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
  3. ReligionToday provides free newsletters to which you can subscribe at: http://www.ReligionToday.com. These summaries are part of GOSHEN.net, which also includes LiveIt.net, Devotionals.net, ChristianShareware.net, ChristianClassifieds.net, ChristianMessageBoards.net, BibleStudyTools.net, MediaManagement.net, WorldNewsToday.net, WebCastGuide.net, and ChristianCollegeGuide.net
  4. Reuters is "the world's leading financial information and news group. Their web page is at: http://www.reuters.com/ 
  5. CitizenLink is a service of Focus on the Family. They send regular Emails containing news items interpreted from a Fundamentalist Christian perspective. Signup is at: http://www.family.org/cforum/clinksignup.cfm 
  6. Earth Religions Legal Assistance Network is a leading anti-defamation group which fights discrimination against Neopagans. See:  http://www.conjure.com/ERAL/eral.html 
  7. Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) maintains a free mailing list. Go to http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/ to subscribe.
  8. EWTN is a news service of the Roman Catholic Church. It posts news items from Newsline, Newslink, and The World Over on its Internet site at: http://www.ewtn.com/news/index.htm
  9. Alternative Religions Educational Network (AREN) is an information organization located in Philadelphia. It has monitored discrimination against Wiccans throughout North America for three decades. Their web page is at: http://aren.org
  10. "White House issues President's remarks at Iftaar event," Muslim Public Affairs Council news release, 2002-NOV-8.
  11. "To Bigotry No Sanction," Library of Congress, at: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/
  12. The web site of the The Everest Peace Project is at: http://www.everestpeaceproject.org.

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Originally written: 2002-NOV-8
Latest update: 2002-NOV-14
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